1xN Broad Wavelength Mini Optical Switch – Fiber-Fiber™

All Wavelengths, Bidirectional, High-Power
  • Unmatched Low Cost
  • Very Broad Spectral Range
  • High Isolation
  • High Reliability
  • Epoxy-Free Optical Path

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The Fiber-FiberTM Series 1xN Optical Switch connects optical channels by directly coupling a pair of fibers without coating. This achieved by using a precision mini motor. Latching capability preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The compact FF series switches have passed space application qualification.  Photonwares’ unique design offers low insertion loss covering a very broad spectral band from 400 to 5000 nm with various fiber core size from 100um to 1500um. The switch is ideal for sensor and spectroscopy applications with bidirectionality.

The driving circuit has interfaces with a computer through RS232, USB, or GPIB option.


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SelfAlign  1xN Switch Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength 400 5000 nm
Insertion Loss [1] 0.3 0.5 1.5 dB
Wavelength Dependence Loss 0.15 0.2 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.05 0.1 dB
Cross Talk 50 60 dB
Return Loss SM Fiber 50 dB
MM Fiber 35
Switch type Latching
Durability   107 cycle
Optical Power Handling 300 500 [2] mW
Operating Temperature 0 70 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Fiber Type     100um Core and up
Package Dimension 105L x 40W x 40H mm

[1]. Measured without connectors.

[2]. High power version is available.